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#43834
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 117
> Sometimes I'll have a beer or 2 while doing it

That is the only way to do it
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#43911
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 47
I saw the car in person last night at the meet , fantastic job well done it looks new . All your hard work is paying off .Kc`d
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#43912
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 106
Cheers man..much appreciated
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#43963
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 106
I've been banned from detailing today! I got a quick wash in - just chucked a bit of demon shine on this time round..I parked it under a tree and it was covered in sap yesterday!

Nilfisk C110 Hose - seemed to be battered after 2 uses - reading on the net its a common issue and costs £22 GBP to replace (entire washer was £55!) ..so I got a garden hose and slit it one side and covered the hose in insulation tape..job done!


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Followed by the TBar glass out and a trip up to the Sally Gap...glorious day for it.


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hope to get a small bit done tomorrow
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#43972
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 80
what a day for it
i bought the auto glem paint renovator today it did some job on the paint and polished it with the auto glem reisin completley changed the car
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#43995
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 106
Not making excuses ...but I didn't get in until 5:30am this morning (and very merry)! Had planned on doing bottom half of passenger side today but the noise of the DA just wasn't making the hangover go away! So in the end only a tiny piece done....with the longer nights I should get this boxed off end of month.

Bottom Half - Passenger Wing

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#44327
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 106
Another year older today (me and the car!) While it was dry I though I'd get another bit done before I have a drinky!

Done the bottom hald passanger door & rear quarter

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Ahead of me....near the end though :)


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#44360
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 0
Awesome job, man.

Good inspiration for me... I have a cosmos blue too. Had it for two years, had my DA, hexlogic pads and menzema for 1.5years. Car still to be touched!

How many man hours do you think you've spent on this?

I'm assuming you've taken advice from detailing world. Interesting to see how you've tackled it as my main concerns are the curviness of the car and things like the t-bar and engine lid.

Oh also did you just go straight in with the green pad? I've got the white and black (the latter is polish with light cut I think). Would save me having to test them all.

Good job!
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#44361
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 106
Rinzler wrote:
Awesome job, man.

Good inspiration for me... I have a cosmos blue too. Had it for two years, had my DA, hexlogic pads and menzema for 1.5years. Car still to be touched!


tut tut...hope yours is in better shape then mine!

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How many man hours do you think you've spent on this?


Too many...haven't kept track but around 50hours (when done) wouldn't be far off!

Rinzler wrote:

I'm assuming you've taken advice from detailing world. Interesting to see how you've tackled it as my main concerns are the curviness of the car and things like the t-bar and engine lid.


Yeah just look up the DA guide but its fool proof as long as the pads are spinning your sorted, reckon for the engine vent you'll need the heavy cut orange pad, as the green will just fall apart in the grovers....belive me Ive gone through 2 small green pads! Just be gentle

Rinzler wrote:

Oh also did you just go straight in with the green pad? I've got the white and black (the latter is polish with light cut I think). Would save me having to test them all.


Started out with the Menzerna LSP finishing product and black pad and moved to green and the medium cut stuff (PO203S) and the results were fine so stuck with the green and medium cut.

Rinzler wrote:
Awesome job, man.

Good job!


Cheers man
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#44599
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 106
This was the reason I initially bought the DA and sorted the car...the really bad engine bay scratching. Had to take the 2 panels out but didn't get to the engine cover yet!

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Panel with bad clearcoat scratching:

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Other Side Panel - Not as bad ...but still bad!

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#44893
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 106
Done Yesterday...finally what annoyed me most about the car has been corrected! Wasn't feeling it too much so it was an 85% improvment...but only some small corrections left.

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#45163
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 0
Ah ha. So you finally tackled the dreaded engine lid! Did you just go over it all or did you tape off the inside edges of the vents (like how they say to do with panel gaps).

Looks like I'll have to go for the PO203S polish as some of my panels look like your car. Although having said that some of yours looks like the previous owner was washing it with scouring pad!

50hours is a hell of a long time. With that in mind I think I'll change my strategy to washing, claying and polishing a panel at a time. I hardly drive the car so hopefully the overall finished look will still be even!

Are you going to move to a last stage product and finishing pad or keep as it is. Curious to see how much more difference there will be between the corrected panels you have now and a final finish pad/polish panel.

Oh one more thing, how much polish have you gone through? I don't think 250ml will be enough now that I've seen the amount of work a full detail takes!

Great work and great patience with it all!
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#45164
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
Rinzler wrote:
Ah ha. So you finally tackled the dreaded engine lid! Did you just go over it all or did you tape off the inside edges of the vents (like how they say to do with panel gaps).

Looks like I'll have to go for the PO203S polish as some of my panels look like your car. Although having said that some of yours looks like the previous owner was washing it with scouring pad!

50hours is a hell of a long time. With that in mind I think I'll change my strategy to washing, claying and polishing a panel at a time. I hardly drive the car so hopefully the overall finished look will still be even!

Are you going to move to a last stage product and finishing pad or keep as it is. Curious to see how much more difference there will be between the corrected panels you have now and a final finish pad/polish panel.

Great work and great patience with it all!


I used the heavy cut pad (as the medium would have shredded) and removed any grit from the vents of the cover.

My LSP will be CG Blacklight and V7 ..ill see how that goes and may go for AG HD wax if im not happy.

On the up side, a mate from Mayo who never seen the car said its in great nick!...I wasnt long filling him in

The wheels are letting the car down currently.
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#45165
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 0
You responded quick!

You may have missed my edit:

Oh one more thing, how much polish have you gone through? I don't think 250ml will be enough now that I've seen the amount of work a full detail takes!

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#45166
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
Rinzler wrote:
You responded quick!

You may have missed my edit:

Oh one more thing, how much polish have you gone through? I don't think 250ml will be enough now that I've seen the amount of work a full detail takes!



I literally just logged on when you replied

I ordered another 2 bottles of the 250ml PO203S Menzerna stuff...mine is not like most ..reckon 2 x 250ml shoiuld be enough..

They are not expensive anyway
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#45763
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
Almost there....mirrors and most the spoiler done today! Hard to get pics of the spoiler with the sunlight and all that but it was as bad as anywhere else on the car!


Drivers Side Mirror:

Hard to get in at the attachment that joins the mirror to the car but I'll have a look at that when I'm installing the folding mirrors.

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I done the middle bit I lost out to the rain a while back...it wasnt too bad anyway but gave it a once over.


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Moss or some organic built up was jammed in tight so I moved the the adjustable spoiler just enough to clean it.


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The Pivot bolt had a small bit of rust on it so i got treated with some kurust.


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Spoiler (Middle)

Hard to take Pics but this was the general condition.


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Spoiler:

I'd done the outer piece but the centre cap shows the scratching.

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#45801
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
Pic of car yesterday after wash but BEFORE the mirrors and spoiler done.


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#45831
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 80
its looking very well now
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#45858
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
Not a successful detailing day by all means I had turned the car around to avoid the heat but it wasn't lon before the shade disappeared in parts!

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It wasn't the worst hit panel..I may have to come back to this as the heat ate the compound :( however it was only small swirling before and moved 85% from what I could see:

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I then clayed the mouldings and started passenger rear...got a fright when I saw the pad covered in paint...but talking with Curran on detailingrepublic.ie
we reckon these may have been painted at some stage as the underneath is perfect :) ..I retired after the first trim as I wanted to make sure no damage was done.

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#46181
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
My clear indicators were yellowing for a while now. I was going to change these for the autoart crystal clear lights...but heard the quality is questionable and new clear indicators are €€€ from Toyota. I had some Meguairs scratchX sitting in the shed and gave the lights a few passes of the DA

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...another pad bites the dust!
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#46195
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 327
Stick them in the dishwasher as well and it will remove some more crude for you.
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#46196
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
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Stick them in the dishwasher as well and it will remove some more crude for you.

dishwashers broke at the moment..think the thermostat is gone..Hotpoint AL08 error ...but I will do when its back in action.


I used a precision screwdriver to remove most of the dirt from them but its tough to get into every orfice..
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#46280
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
slipsliderg wrote:
Stick them in the dishwasher as well and it will remove some more crude for you.

Fixed my dishwasher..zener diode gone on control pcb..50cents to fix ....

Any danger of wrecking the lights if I put them in the dishwasher slips?
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#46281
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 327
Nope, go for it just keep the bulb side down so they can drain.
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#46282
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
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Nope, go for it just keep the bulb side down so they can drain.

Cheers .. will stick them in now and see how it goes
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#46296
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
didn't work slips...and when I took them out and got a shock they were all bright white my dishwasher

I ran the DA over them a couple of times and it got the colour back.
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#46427
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 106
****ing Rain!

The aldi trolley ain't gonna cut the mustard with the MR2 ...couldn't even get the car up too the first notch on the axle stands.I realised its the first.

time Ive used this jack since getting the car...I used the Halfords 3 tonne jack and was impressed with it, I recently got a halfords trade card so might look into one of these

Anyway I decided while it was a dry day I'd get on with more rust proofing with the car on the ground...I've done the cavity inside the car...now I'm sorting the sill from within the arch..some oxidisation had started (but just specks)...I treated both sides with Hammerite Kurust (2 coats).


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While that was drying I decided to clay and correct the rear bottom half drivers side..unfortunately the heavy cut pad (ideal for these gaps) is in bits

after the meguiars scratch X ...I was able to make a start at it but need to correct a few small bits when the new pads arrive.

Much the same as before...I'm going to post the previous owner a book: Washing Cars for Dummies :P

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(Still some correction due here but 80& improvment even with shite pad!)

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....and then there was rain!

I really should be finished by now!! Small bit left to do.
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#46671
Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years ago Karma: 106
Bit the bullet and fitted the Crystal clear indicators and Crystal Clear side repeaters...couple of things the quality of the side repeaters the gasket around them is worse then useless and I ended up using the ones of my existing ones....as for the front side one cheers to slipsliderg for the tip on the insulstion tape those suckers are guaranteed to popout otherwise.

With those above issues sorted I have to say it really modernises the MR2.

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Side Repeaters

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Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years ago Karma: 117
nice work - the clear side repeaters really freshen things up alright
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Re: Cosmos Blue Rev 5 MR2 Detailing 7 Years ago Karma: 106
b4ss wrote:
nice work - the clear side repeaters really freshen things up alright
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Cheers b4ss..your rev5 inspired them
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